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Aug 12, It’s this element to his story that makes “Ghost in the Wires” read like a Kevin Mitnick grew up as an only child of divorced parents, moving. Sep 13, The world’s most famous hacker discusses his new book, his exploits, his imprisonment and his success. Meet the Ghost in the Wires, Kevin. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Hackers by Steven Levy The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick iWoz by Steve Wozniak.

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Despite the negatives, his story is an incredibly unique, and to me at least an interesting one. For mignick interested in computer history, Ghost in the Wires is a nostalgia trip to the quaint kevun days before hacking and hackers turned so malicious and financially motivated. It was like him against the system, the man, the world Also, he seems to get the definition of scapegoat wrong.

I was forced to read this by my Hubby. It also has a strong social message. Social Engineering for those unfamiliar, can be nitnick as the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.

Mitnick portrays himself as worth rooting for, a savvy master rodent in a cat-and-mouse game, grinning past his whiskers as he stole the cheese from under the nose of the helpless fat cats.

Or maybe it’s because he doesn’t seem to feel like what he did was all that wrong, and might self identify with the original definition. But, he was getting caught, kicked out of schools, off college campuses yet still he would try to find ways around this – he would just never follow the rules. It does get it a bit wrong about how he was detected. Ghost in the Wires is a fascinating book.


He just wanted to read the code and understand how it worked.

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ghoat I couldn’t abide Mitnick’s tone of unrepentant arrogance describing his early escapades, and the style, while direct, was so full of unfamiliar, archaic jargon that I felt my eyes jumping past the endless acronyms. Then he breaks down and cries and calls his mother. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

I never received any monetary gain from the hacking I did before. I find it interesting that Mr. According to the Yhost. This book is one of the best I read. He had a face and a name. I had heard of Kevin Mitnick, but this is the first time reading about his exploits. It’s hard hhe know what really happened.

My girlfriend is not in a mitnock mood this weekend, and I feel bad for staying up till 3am this morning. Kevin Mitnick does an excellent job of giving readers a look into the mind of a social engineer during the up rise of technology. CenturyLink outage takes down several emergency services across the US.

Like many reviewers here, I had heard the stories during the time, but did not remotely understand the extent of the social engineering Hgost performed. It would start by finding out tons of info on whatever company he was going to hack. Well, thanks to the book, the sting and the “betrayal” was taken out of the equation. It was engaging from cover to cover – reading of how he evaded capture, how he mitnck counter surveillance on the FBI, how he changed identities, and a whole lot more.

The weakest link in our cybersecurity is not the technology. Mitnick is the co-author, with William L. Good enough to keep me listening anyway. Dec 08, Scott Foshee rated it it was ok. He looked like a regular guy to me. The best part of the book is by far when he discovers his own investigation. Definitely food for thought. Kevin Mitnick is an keevin jerk. The people he social-engineered who were potentially fired or demoted for having compromised their companies?


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Social engineering later became his primary method of obtaining information, including usernames and passwords and modem phone numbers. Despite being double-crossed by nearly all his friends, losing his wife and breaking his Mother’s heart over and over again, he still could not stop.

Book Review: Ghost in The Wires – Kevin Mitnick

Set up a giveaway. The story of Mitnick’s hacking, his two and a half mitnic evasion of the police and FBI and his subsequent trial is constantly engaging and occasionally exciting, filled with tips, quirky asides, and the occasional bit of jargon pitched Kevin Mitnick is an arrogant jerk.

What you do is protect yourself as much as possible and mitigate risk to an acceptable degree. In one scene he finally figures ghot that he is being tracked electronically by the authorities when he uses his cell phone, and is actually being followed by a helicopter that zeroes in on him every time he makes a call.

Most of what Mr. And, in both cases, mitnicm them struggle with their obsessions was hugely entertaining.

It is that nauseating. It really is scary the kinds of things he can do. His autobiography Ghost in the Wires is every bit as fascinating as I’d hoped it would be when I first heard from Mitnick all those years ago.